Issue Details: First known date: 1888 1888
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Notes

  • The Pipers of Piper's Hill, later known as Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill, was serialised in the Australasian in 1888. It tells the story of the Cavendish family who come to Australia from England to live with Mrs Cavendish's parvenu brother, Tom Piper. The clash of values between the impoverished old world of privilege and the new-world democracy of the self-made man is a primary concern of the novel. Tasma's depiction of the conflicting currents of life in colonial society, and her delightful evocation of the characters involved, rapidly established her as an author of note.
  • Dedication: To my dear mother.
  • Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill: An Australian Novel was released late in 1888: 'although dated 1889, it was available for the Christmas market and some reviews appeared late in 1888'. (Patricia Clarke Tasma: The Life of Jessie Couvreur (1994, p. 114). The first edition sold out by the middle of February 1889 and the publishers produced a second edition the same year.
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Contents

* Contents derived from the London,
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Sydney, New South Wales,: Pandora , 1987 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : Introduction, Margaret Harris , 1987 single work criticism biography
Harris's introduction briefly describes the publication and reception of the Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill and discusses some of the themes explored in the novel. Harris demonstrates that the book was very well received by contemporary reviewers, and argues that its lack of recognition by later critics is due to the novel's subordination to texts from the Bulletin school. Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill is important, however, because of its radical treatment of the affluent bourgeois milieu in the city and its dramatization of the breakdown of English social barriers in Australia.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Serialised by: The Australasian 1864 newspaper (975 issues)
      1888 .
      Alternative title: The Pipers of Piper's Hill
      Note/s:
      • Published in serialised format in the Australasian 7 January, 1888 - 12 May, 1888.

Works about this Work

Meta-Medievalism and the Future of the Past in the 'Australian Girl' Novel Louise D'Arcens , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October - November vol. 26 no. 3-4 2011; (p. 69-85) Australian Literary Studies , vol. 31 no. 1 2016; (p. 69-85)

'Through an examination of works by four late nineteenth-century women writers ... which explores their differing intersections with medievalism as a temporal discourse, this essay will discuss the discourse's unique capacity to probe colonial gender and colonial ideologies via its oscillation between premodernity and modernity' (p.70).

Transpacific or Transatlantic Traffic? Australian Books and American Publishers David Carter , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Across the Pacific : Australia-United States Intellectual Histories 2010; (p. 339-359)
'This paper will attempt to describe the determining factors and structural patterns of relations between Australian books and American publishers from the 19th century to the present. Its central question will be: how did 'Australian books' find their way to American publishers? Can we discern any distinctive patterns over time or for particular genres, or simply an accumulation of one-off cases? To what extent, if at all, did the traffic in Australian books depend on cultural symmetries? Did Australian books travel as Australian or British books? In what ways were they dependent upon relations between Australian (or British) publishers or literary agents and their American counterparts? What role did international copyright regimes or trade agreements play? And how might the American connection change our understanding of 'Australian literature'?' (Author's abstract)
Why Men Leave Home: The Flight of the Suburban Male in Some Popular Australian Fiction 1910-1950 Michael Sharkey , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Serious Frolic : Essays on Australian Humour 2009; (p. 110-123)
Untitled Kathryn Ferguson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , October no. 9 2002; Journal of Australian Studies , no. 73 2002; (p. 205-206)

— Review of Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel
'Nervous Lady' Paints the Town Brenda Niall , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 June 2002; (p. 10)

— Review of Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel
Tasma – A Woman Novelist of Colonial Australia – and ‘Continental Men’ Patricia A. Clancy , 2001 single work bibliography
— Appears in: Explorations : A Journal of French-Australian Connections , June no. 30 2001; (p. 21-32)
'Patricia Clancy discusses the life and work of Jesse Catherine Huybers alias Tasma, born 1848 in London who immigrated with her family to Hobart in 1852. Her first marriage to Charles Fraser was an unhappy one and became an important theme in her novels where she contrasted the spendthrift and philandering of Australian men to the sophistication of their European counterparts. After her divorce, she lived in Europe where she married the Belgian politician Auguste Couvreur. Although she never returned to Australia, her novels, which met with some success, are mostly set in the antipodes. After the death of her second husband Tasma took his place as the Brussels correspondent of the London Times until her death in 1897.' (Author's abstract)
y Tasma : The Life of Jessie Couvreur Patricia Clarke , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1994 Z468043 1994 single work biography
The Writing of Tasma, the Work of Jessie Couvreur Margaret Harris , 1988 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: A Bright and Fiery Troop : Australian Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century 1988; (p. 165-182)
Harris discusses the life and works of Jessie Couvreur and argues that the Australianness of her fiction is inextricable from the dramatisation of the woman question. But, while autobiographical elements can be found, Harris stresses that the novels are much more complicated than simple self-justification or therapy because female characters are not readily exonerated. The popularity of Couvreur's fiction, however, was achieved by the successful transplantation of familiar character types and situations from other nineteenth century fiction to the unfamiliar Australian setting.
Romance and Comedy From Two Early Australian Women Writers Jeff Doyle , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 December 1988; (p. B4)

— Review of Outlaw and Lawmaker Rosa Praed 1893 single work novel ; Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel
The Archaeology of Women's Writing Margaret McCluskey , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 104 1988; (p. 30-32)

— Review of Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel
Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : Introduction Margaret Harris , 1987 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel 1987;
Harris's introduction briefly describes the publication and reception of the Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill and discusses some of the themes explored in the novel. Harris demonstrates that the book was very well received by contemporary reviewers, and argues that its lack of recognition by later critics is due to the novel's subordination to texts from the Bulletin school. Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill is important, however, because of its radical treatment of the affluent bourgeois milieu in the city and its dramatization of the breakdown of English social barriers in Australia.
Tasma (1848-1897) Margaret Giordano , Don Norman , 1984 single work biography
— Appears in: Tasmanian Literary Landmarks 1984; (p. 51-57)
A Lady's Letter from London: 1873-1908 Ian Sibley , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 11 no. 4 1984; (p. 502-507)
Short Notices Laurie Hergenhan , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 4 no. 3 1970; (p. 309-312)

— Review of A Peculiar People : The Australians in Paraguay Gavin Souter 1968 single work biography ; The Australian Book Trade : Prospects for a History Wallace Kirsop 1969 single work non-fiction ; The Vagabond Papers : Sketches of Melbourne Life, in Light and Shade Vagabond 1876-1878 selected work prose biography ; Marcus Clarke Brian Elliott 1969 single work biography ; A Peculiar People : The Australians in Paraguay Gavin Souter 1968 single work biography ; Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel ; The Puzzled Patriots : The Story of the Australia First Movement Bruce Muirden 1968 single work biography ; Australian Plays in Manuscript 1968 single work bibliography
Untitled Rodney Hall , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May vol. 8 no. 7 1969; (p. 132)

— Review of Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel
Untitled A. Bell , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 April 1969; (p. 10)

— Review of Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel
Untitled Leonie Kramer , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , vol. 55 no. 1969; (p. 402-404)

— Review of Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel
The Anglo-Australians: Mrs Campbell Praed, Ada Cambridge, Tasma, Catherine Edith Martin; also Simpson Newland, Fergus Hume, and Nat Gould. Miles Franklin , 1956 single work criticism
— Appears in: Laughter, Not for a Cage : Notes on Australian Writing, with Biographical Emphasis on the Struggles, Functions and Achievements of the Novel in Three-Half Centuries 1956; (p. 69-95)
The backgrounds of the writers and the times in which they lived; the development of an Australian identity, and current political movements.
An Outline of Australian Literature : Third Period Continued - Chapter VI H. M. Green , 1930 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: An Outline of Australian Literature 1930; (p. 57-69)
Tasma Desmond Byrne , 1896 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australian Writers 1896; (p. 260-288)
Untitled Kathryn Ferguson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , October no. 9 2002; Journal of Australian Studies , no. 73 2002; (p. 205-206)

— Review of Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel
Untitled Rodney Hall , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May vol. 8 no. 7 1969; (p. 132)

— Review of Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel
Untitled Frances Cashel Hoey , 1889 single work review
— Appears in: The Spectator , 2 February 1889; (p. 173)

— Review of Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel
Untitled A. Bell , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 April 1969; (p. 10)

— Review of Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel
Untitled Leonie Kramer , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , vol. 55 no. 1969; (p. 402-404)

— Review of Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel
Romance and Comedy From Two Early Australian Women Writers Jeff Doyle , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 December 1988; (p. B4)

— Review of Outlaw and Lawmaker Rosa Praed 1893 single work novel ; Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel
The Archaeology of Women's Writing Margaret McCluskey , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 104 1988; (p. 30-32)

— Review of Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel
Short Notices Laurie Hergenhan , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 4 no. 3 1970; (p. 309-312)

— Review of A Peculiar People : The Australians in Paraguay Gavin Souter 1968 single work biography ; The Australian Book Trade : Prospects for a History Wallace Kirsop 1969 single work non-fiction ; The Vagabond Papers : Sketches of Melbourne Life, in Light and Shade Vagabond 1876-1878 selected work prose biography ; Marcus Clarke Brian Elliott 1969 single work biography ; A Peculiar People : The Australians in Paraguay Gavin Souter 1968 single work biography ; Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel ; The Puzzled Patriots : The Story of the Australia First Movement Bruce Muirden 1968 single work biography ; Australian Plays in Manuscript 1968 single work bibliography
'Nervous Lady' Paints the Town Brenda Niall , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 June 2002; (p. 10)

— Review of Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel Tasma 1888 single work novel
Why Men Leave Home: The Flight of the Suburban Male in Some Popular Australian Fiction 1910-1950 Michael Sharkey , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Serious Frolic : Essays on Australian Humour 2009; (p. 110-123)
Transpacific or Transatlantic Traffic? Australian Books and American Publishers David Carter , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Across the Pacific : Australia-United States Intellectual Histories 2010; (p. 339-359)
'This paper will attempt to describe the determining factors and structural patterns of relations between Australian books and American publishers from the 19th century to the present. Its central question will be: how did 'Australian books' find their way to American publishers? Can we discern any distinctive patterns over time or for particular genres, or simply an accumulation of one-off cases? To what extent, if at all, did the traffic in Australian books depend on cultural symmetries? Did Australian books travel as Australian or British books? In what ways were they dependent upon relations between Australian (or British) publishers or literary agents and their American counterparts? What role did international copyright regimes or trade agreements play? And how might the American connection change our understanding of 'Australian literature'?' (Author's abstract)
Tasma – A Woman Novelist of Colonial Australia – and ‘Continental Men’ Patricia A. Clancy , 2001 single work bibliography
— Appears in: Explorations : A Journal of French-Australian Connections , June no. 30 2001; (p. 21-32)
'Patricia Clancy discusses the life and work of Jesse Catherine Huybers alias Tasma, born 1848 in London who immigrated with her family to Hobart in 1852. Her first marriage to Charles Fraser was an unhappy one and became an important theme in her novels where she contrasted the spendthrift and philandering of Australian men to the sophistication of their European counterparts. After her divorce, she lived in Europe where she married the Belgian politician Auguste Couvreur. Although she never returned to Australia, her novels, which met with some success, are mostly set in the antipodes. After the death of her second husband Tasma took his place as the Brussels correspondent of the London Times until her death in 1897.' (Author's abstract)
Meta-Medievalism and the Future of the Past in the 'Australian Girl' Novel Louise D'Arcens , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October - November vol. 26 no. 3-4 2011; (p. 69-85) Australian Literary Studies , vol. 31 no. 1 2016; (p. 69-85)

'Through an examination of works by four late nineteenth-century women writers ... which explores their differing intersections with medievalism as a temporal discourse, this essay will discuss the discourse's unique capacity to probe colonial gender and colonial ideologies via its oscillation between premodernity and modernity' (p.70).

Tasma (1848-1897) Margaret Giordano , Don Norman , 1984 single work biography
— Appears in: Tasmanian Literary Landmarks 1984; (p. 51-57)
A Lady's Letter from London: 1873-1908 Ian Sibley , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 11 no. 4 1984; (p. 502-507)
Tasma Desmond Byrne , 1896 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australian Writers 1896; (p. 260-288)
Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : Introduction Margaret Harris , 1987 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill : An Australian Novel 1987;
Harris's introduction briefly describes the publication and reception of the Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill and discusses some of the themes explored in the novel. Harris demonstrates that the book was very well received by contemporary reviewers, and argues that its lack of recognition by later critics is due to the novel's subordination to texts from the Bulletin school. Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill is important, however, because of its radical treatment of the affluent bourgeois milieu in the city and its dramatization of the breakdown of English social barriers in Australia.
y Tasma : The Life of Jessie Couvreur Patricia Clarke , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1994 Z468043 1994 single work biography
An Outline of Australian Literature : Third Period Continued - Chapter VI H. M. Green , 1930 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: An Outline of Australian Literature 1930; (p. 57-69)
The Writing of Tasma, the Work of Jessie Couvreur Margaret Harris , 1988 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: A Bright and Fiery Troop : Australian Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century 1988; (p. 165-182)
Harris discusses the life and works of Jessie Couvreur and argues that the Australianness of her fiction is inextricable from the dramatisation of the woman question. But, while autobiographical elements can be found, Harris stresses that the novels are much more complicated than simple self-justification or therapy because female characters are not readily exonerated. The popularity of Couvreur's fiction, however, was achieved by the successful transplantation of familiar character types and situations from other nineteenth century fiction to the unfamiliar Australian setting.
The Anglo-Australians: Mrs Campbell Praed, Ada Cambridge, Tasma, Catherine Edith Martin; also Simpson Newland, Fergus Hume, and Nat Gould. Miles Franklin , 1956 single work criticism
— Appears in: Laughter, Not for a Cage : Notes on Australian Writing, with Biographical Emphasis on the Struggles, Functions and Achievements of the Novel in Three-Half Centuries 1956; (p. 69-95)
The backgrounds of the writers and the times in which they lived; the development of an Australian identity, and current political movements.
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